So while John was outside feeding the plants, I was puttering around the kitchen taking care of odds and ends when I came across five leaves of kale in the crisper. These five leaves were the last evidence of our now unsubscribed-to CSA. I tried, but it just was not for me. Right after I cashed my refund check I heard that this week's box includes a half, yes half, head of lettuce as well as one baby leek. Lord knows, I can't make this stuff up!
Anyway, what to do with the kale? Although I love just about all kinds of greens, kale has never been my favorite. Somewhere in the back of my head was a recollection of someone somewhere making kale chips. I started searching--and you wouldn't believe how many articles I found about kale chips. Who knew?
I rinsed and dried the leaves, then tore them into bite-sized pieces. I then tossed the pieces with some olive oil, apple cider vinegar and salt.
Then I had to decide at what temperature to bake them. Some thought low and slow, others used a hot oven. Since my oven was already heated to 375 after toasting a batch of walnuts and making a batch of crostini, that was the temperature I used.
Well, I can't say that either of us really liked them. I could have used a lot less olive and waaay less salt!
I actually liked our dinner of crostini and farro salad much better.